R. J. Palacio

R.J. Palacio

R.J. Palacio resides in New York City with her husband, two sons and two dogs. Her debut novel was the #1 New York Times bestselling, Wonder, which has sold over 1.5 million copies since its publication in 2012. The book’s message to Choose Kind has reached the hearts of readers young and old nationwide and was embraced widely by numerous media outlets, including Good Morning America, LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and more. Palacio is also the author of The Julian Chapter, an e-original companion to Wonder and 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts. For many years, prior to becoming a published author, Palacio was an art director and book jacket designer, designing covers for countless writers in every genre of fiction and non-fiction (though she didn’t design the cover of Wonder, but loves it).


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Meet R.J. Palacio on her 365 Days of Wonder tour!

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